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Care Home Open Day 2017

12th June 2017

Compass Associates are very excited to be involved in Care Home Open Day 2017, for the 5th year running!  We are proud to have been part of this event for every year since the start as it is a wonderful opportunity for care homes to open their doors to the public and host events and activities for their residents and the local community.

We are supporting four homes within The Orders of St John Care Trust portfolio (OSJCT). OSJCT is a not for profit organisation providing care for older people in 70 care homes across Lincolnshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, West Sussex and Wiltshire.  The organisation also has a domiciliary care service operating in extra care housing schemes in the Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Suffolk areas.

This year’s open day theme is “Friendship” and also falls around the same time as The Big Lunch so the two events are combining – “The Big Friendship Lunch”.  The Big Lunch began in 2009, inviting people to join together as a nationwide act of community and friendship.  The aim this year to show support to care homes during Care Home Open Day when they are inviting their local communities in.

Kevin Hall, Operations Director for OSJCT, said: “For the fifth consecutive year, Care Home Open Day will be putting the spotlight on best practice, celebrating community involvement and strengthening the link between care homes, their residents and staff and the people who live in the communities around them. We’re really looking forward to welcoming our visitors and sharing a Big Lunch with them. It’s going to be great fun and we’re very grateful to Compass Associates for their generous sponsorship of one event in each of our four regions.  The positive working relationship we enjoy with Compass is clearly demonstrated by their support of this type of care-focused event.”

Compass Associates will be sponsoring lunches at Whitefriars in Stamford, Lincolnshire, Monkscroft Care Centre, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Haywood Care Centre, Devizes, Wiltshire and Larkrise Care Centre in Banbury, Oxfordshire.

Kate Fairbrother, Director of HR & Communications for Compass Associates said: “Compass Associates are pleased to be supporting Care Home Open Day for the 5th year in a row.  This year we have chosen to partner with The Orders of St John Care Trust and are delighted to be supporting four of their homes take part in the Big Lunch. Giving back to the sector we work in is extremely important to us as a business and an intrinsic part of our company culture.”

We hope everyone involved has a wonderful day!

Previous Care Home Open Days: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013